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GO trains going to Bowmanville starting in 2024

File photo of a GO train. CITYNEWS

GO Transit will extend its Lakeshore East train line by 20 kilometres from Oshawa to Bowmanville, with service scheduled to start in 2024.

The plan is to have four GO trains each morning and four each afternoon in and out of Bowmanville when the service starts in eight years. Currently, GO trains travel up to Oshawa and buses provide service from there to Bowmanville.

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the huge construction project at the site of the new Bowmanville GO train station, one of four stations that will be built on the extended line.

“Expanding GO train service in Durham Region will make a real difference to people’s lives and Ontario’s economy,” the premier said in a statement.

Wynne did not say how much the project will cost.

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The new GO stations will be built at Thornton Road in Oshawa, Ritson Road in Oshawa, Courtice Road in Courtice and Martin Road in Bowmanville.

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says one of the biggest components of the GO expansion will be construction of a new train bridge over Highway 401 in Durham Region.

“This expansion will provide a direct rail connection to the broader GO network,” Del Duca said.

CP Rail’s existing corridor north of the 401 will be used for a portion of the extension.

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